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valetudinary

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adjective val·e·tu·di·nary \-ˈtü-də-ˈner-ē, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of valetudinary



Origin of valetudinary

Latin valetudinarius


First Known Use: 1581


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valetudinary

noun val·e·tu·di·nary

Definition of valetudinary

plural valetudinar·ies



1665

First Known Use of valetudinary

1665


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